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the mega hit duck dynasty. the series follows a wildly successful family-run company in louisiana that manufactures duck calls. on wednesday, the show's fourth season premier shattered cable tv records for reality shows 11.8 million people tuned in. half of those in the critical 18 to 49 demographic. the show also lights up social media and it has its own hugely popular product line. what explains the success? what's the allure of watching a bunch of long-haired rednecks sitting around teasing each other talking about their business, relationships and family lives? there is no nudity. pretty much no foul language. and no celebrity drop-byes. first, this is my theory. the duck dynasty characters are genuinely funny, but it's not always the obvious slapstick stuff. the dialogue can be really ironic, too. the robertson family comes across as unrehearsed, no nonsense, and warm. yet, there is another explanation for this mega hit. the show's focus on family, country and faith. each episode, in fact, ends with a prayer. >> let's pray. father, we thank you for this night and we thank you
these ones from louisiana that were recently dug up by slate.com. quote -- i can't even say this one. write right from the left to the right as you see it spelled here. huh? how about this one? print the word "vote" upsidedown but in the correct order. or this one. spell backwards, forewords. what?! you can't do that quick? then you can't vote. rosanell eaton knows what it means to want to vote even when powerful people try to keep you from it. she has lived this. this week she became a named plaintiff in a lawsuit against the state of north carolina, challenging the new voter suppression laws there. the new law that's expected to keep her and up to 600,000 other north carolinians from voting. people who are legal voters. who may have been legal voters for years or for decades, but do not have the documentation that republicans now say you cannot vote without. the republicans' new law in north carolina also cuts early voting and voter registration and ends all voting on sunday. elections expert rick haszen calls north carolina's new law, which was just signed on monday, he calls it the wors
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